August 31, 2013

Adios, Jenny Craig Et. Al.

1 The Trend in U.S. Dieting: Plan-It-Yourself

According to this year's report on the U.S. diet market by Marketdata Enterprises, the trend in dieting is toward self-management and away from commercial plans. Of a total of some 108 million dieters, 82 percent now follow free or low-cost do-it-yourself plans using websites or diet books, significantly above the historic rate of 70 percent. Feeling the pinch are most large-scale weight-loss enterprises: NutriSystem and Weight Watchers saw no increase in revenues in 2012 despite an estimated 1.7 percent increase in dieters, while Jenny Craig sales fell to $343 million. By contrast, Herbalife, sold through multi-level marketing by hundreds of thousands of independent salespeople, is now America's second largest weight loss company, with over half a billion dollars in sales last year.

More at Prweb.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Consumer Reports Rates Jenny Craig As Best Diet

Tags: Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, U.S. Dieting Trends, Current Weight-Loss Methods, U.S. Weight-Loss Market, Do-It-Yourself Diets, Herbalife

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It's Not What It Looks Like

2 SpaghettiOs with Meatballs Recalled

Things are bad when you open a can of chicken broth and get SpaghettiOs with Meatballs. Campbell's Soup officials have decided to recall 1,920 cans of SpaghettiOs with Meatballs that have the label for Swanson's 100 percent Natural Chicken Broth. Besides the obvious reason for the recall, there's also a concern that the SpaghettiOs with Meatballs contain the known allergens wheat, soy and milk. The label of Swanson's 100 percent Natural Chicken Broth does not list this allergens. There have been no reported adverse events associated with this recall. Consumers may contact Campbell's Soup at 866-495-3774.

More at NBC News | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Campbell Soup Co Recall, Food Allergies, SpaghettiOs with Meatballs, Swanson's 100 Percent Natural Chicken Broth

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